A SINGLETON shopping centre was evacuated and extensively searched on Sunday after a bomb threat was called in.
Emergency services were alerted to the alleged threat against Singleton Square on Gowrie Street about 4pm.
The building was evacuated and officers from Hunter Valley police district completed a search of the centre, but nothing was found and the building was declared safe.
Shortly afterwards police located and arrested a 41-year-old man nearby.
He was taken to Singleton police station where he was charged with threatening sabotage.
He was refused bail to appear at Muswellbrook Local Court on Monday.
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